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Some tips to survive your dissertation: some predictable crisis
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Some tips to survive your dissertation: some predictable crisis (Adapted from Hodgson & Rollnick (1989))

*       Getting started will take twice as long as the data collection

*       The amount of relevant data available will be one-tenth of your estimate

*       Completion of the dissertation will take twice as long as your last estimate and three times as long as your first estimate

*       A dissertation will change twice in the middle

*       The help provided by people other than yourself, the coordinator of this unit, and, in time, your supervisor has a half-life of two weeks

*       The effort of writing-up is an exponential function of the time since the data were collected, i.e. do not dilly-dally!

*       At the finish you will have regrets


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